“Rockin’ The Rez”
is an annual benefit concert established as a means of raising money for, and bringing attention to, deprived Native Indian reservations across America (click here to donate).
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT "ROCKIN' THE REZ" IS NOT NECESSARILY "A NATIVE EVENT", RATHER, "AN EVENT FOR A NATIVE CAUSE".
November, 2010, brought many concerned individuals to the grounds of the Chumash Indian museum (Thousand Oaks, CA), where the very first concert was held for the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge reservation, South Dakota. The event had several talented musicians perform, including artists from Hawaii and New York, who heard about the event and wanted to help.
To date, the event has brought on stage the two time NAMMY award winning Gray Wolf Blues band, the very talented sound of “Outlaw and the Soul Strings”, the folkadelic “Joee Corso band”, the incredible “No Duh”, a fantastic “No Doubt” tribute band and “The Main Ingredient”, featuring Cuba Gooding Sr.
Proceeds from the concerts have gone to help provide propane for families on the Pine Ridge reservation, to help get them through the harsh South Dakota winters (see "donations" page). But our goal is to be able to provide much more that that in the future. Our services also aim to spill over to other reservations.
The BICONA Foundation
"Rockin' The Rez"
Bringing Hope And Change
To Native Reservations